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Piedmont Restaurant

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American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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401 Foster St, Suite B2, Durham, NC 27701-2784 (Seminary Avenue)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were seated upstairs and our waiter, Ian, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the menu, making suggestions and answering our questions about the menu. We had the Goat Lady Dairy custard and the scallops to start, both dishes were elegantly presented and the portions were not too large. The custard was delicious and novel, and the scallops cooked to perfection.... More 

Thank KK4765
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent restaurant for 'foodies'. The menu offered enough of a selection, but not too many choices that you might be overwhelmed. The dishes were unusual using mainly locally sourced ingredients, and put together in a way that really worked. Each course was a delight. Thanks to our waiter Ian who really knew about each dish and helped make it... More 

Thank Graham K
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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333 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit for my husband's birthday...and we were very pleased. The food is expertly prepared using local ingredients plated with beautiful style. All was tasty and unusually plated. We had a green salad with apricot and pea purees and scallops with kimchi for appetizers. I got the mahi mahi which had a nice turmeric spice and a carrot puree.... More 

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Raleigh, North Carolina
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While this was our first visit to Piedmont it's been on my radar for a while now and it did not disappoint. We started with the cheese plate and one of their summer cocktails, I had the Mahi Mahi which was delicious. My wife ordered the tile fish which came out raw but our server and the kitchen quickly prepared... More 

Thank Stephen D
Durham, NC
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215 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely rustic elegant farm to table foodie stop! Highly recommend the Hemingway and Champagne cocktails, the pickled beet pimento cheese deviled eggs, the pretzels with fondue, and the chocolate chess pie with espresso ice cream! Double yum!

Thank CarsonsMommy
Durham, North Carolina
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

What a lovely evening! Piedmont features farm to fork dining and is beautifully plated. Service is wonderful. Piedmont offers a relaxed atmosphere to catch up with out of town friends.

1 Thank CynthiaVanDerWiele
Durham NC (USA)
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We've eaten here a half-dozen times in the decade since Piedmont opened. Although it has improved somewhat since first opening as a more Italian-Style restaurant (now it's more new southern cooking with Mediterranean touches), it still fails on multiple counts. As for tonight: we asked explicitly for a downstairs table and were led....upstairs, to a hot and dark little corner... More 

1 Thank Ingleseitalianato
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

While the meal was decent, this venue is run terribly and should not be used for events. My company reserved this venue for a very important business dinner as a 'Thank You' to our clients. From the beginning it is almost impossible to organize with their 'events rep' because she doesn't respond to email for days, and they are only... More 

Thank NRK4444
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We started with the beet-pickled eggs, the smoked fish dip with sweet potato chips, and the crispy oysters. Each scored well on all counts in presentation as well as in taste. I would have enjoyed a little more kick (something?) in the eggs, but the oysters were stellar. For an entree we shared the rockfish with grits, whole grain mustard... More 

Thank Marshall W
Durham, North Carolina
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Entertained business friends at this restaurant. The food was good--specializes in local food. Some drinks on the expensive side. Loud because little or no carpeting on floors. Harder to hear as more people came into the bar portion.

Thank Ralph G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Foster St, Suite B2, Durham, NC 27701-2784
    (Seminary Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-683-1213
Piedmont is first and foremost about the food and the ingredients with respect to the connection between the land and the plate. The cuisine is Contemporary American, seasonally focused and ingredient driven. Our menu changes daily based on what is currently available. Our mission is to provide access to well prepared, sustainably raised, local food. We use only local produce, seafood and meats from sustainable businesses to showcase the diversity of North Carolina foodstuffs. We focus on sourcing the best ingredients from local, sustainable producers with our guide being Coon Rock Farm. We are an elegantly casual restaurant that welcomes both the everyday diner as well as the special occasion gathering.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?